"Comin' Back to Me" as written by and Marty Balin....
The summer had inhaled and held its breath too long
The winter looked the same, as if it never had gone
And through an open window where no curtain hung
I saw you, I saw you comin' back to me

One begins to read between the pages of a book
The shape of sleepy music, and suddenly you're hooked
Through the rain upon the trees, the kisses on the run
I saw you, I saw you comin' back to me

You came to stay and live my way
Scatter my love like leaves in the wind
You always say you won't go away
But I know what it always has been, it always has been

A transparent dream beneath an occasional sigh
Most of the time I just let it go by
Now I wish it hadn't begun
I saw you, yes, I saw you comin' back to me

Strolling the hills overlooking the shore
I realized I've been there before
The shadow in the mist could have been anyone
I saw you, I saw you comin' back to me

Small things like reasons are put in a jar
Whatever happened to wished wished upon a star?
Was it just something that I made up for fun?
I saw you, I saw you comin' back to me


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"Comin' Back to Me" as written by Marty Balin

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    General CommentSuch a simple and beautiful song, full of melancholy and yearning for a long lost love.
    Irishmonkon November 07, 2009   Link
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    General Commentfor me this is just about thinking of a person and wherever you are you see them coming back to you, though the way the song is sang it kind of seems like they actually arent, its more u imagining it.
    "The summer had inhaled and held its breath to long" - the most beautiful line to start the song off!
    angel2kisson October 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTotally agreed about the line. It has to be one of my most very favorite lines in music! I also love "And through an open window,
    Where no curtain hung,i saw u coming back to me." Jefferson Airplane has to be one of the best bands in the world! the most beautiful lyrics and an uncomparable sound.
    BabieLoveon February 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsounds to me like something has reminded the narrator of a love that left some time ago, and the memories are all flooding back after something triggered them. he is seeing this person coming back to him in his mind, because thats what he wants to see, even though he knows it isnt going to happen (the line "the shadow in the mist could have been anyone" tells us that there is no reason to believe this lover would be coming back.) a great, gloomy airplane song.
    blitzed_hippieon March 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentone of my favourite Airplane songs of all time!
    TheAcidSoundon July 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing song. I can't believe Airplane only have 4 or 5 songs with comments on them..
    different_13on November 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's "comin' back to me"
    botonazulon June 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti know only 5 songs have coments
    but hay we dont all have a thought on
    what there songs ment but hay we still
    love them all........well at least i do
    bluesfromanairplaneon August 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWords and images that convey a feeling more than meaning of a love affair in a dream state. One of Marty Balin's best.
    brumuson November 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think he just ended a relationship with someone he loves. Great song, full of emotion.
    pezdelon January 04, 2009   Link

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